They met in high school. Bev was a cheerleader, Joe played sports. The pair got married, and the first car they shared, driving off into their mutual futures together on their wedding day, was a 1948 Plymouth convertible. As is often the case with first cars – and especially cars as classically stylish and memorable as the Plymouth – they were left with nothing but fond memories after being forced to sell the car after Joe was drafted into the military.

Fast forward 60 years and their son has pulled off a brilliant surprise. The result of which is summed up rather nicely by Bev herself: "Uh oh. Grandpa's got tears." And you may, too. Scroll down below to see the video, produced and shared by Hagerty, for yourself.

Happy Father's Day from the crew here at Autoblog.


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      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      You've posted this up before haven't you AutoBlog?
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brodz
        I have seen two other stories on here that were similar to this one, but both were cases were cases where a son found his father's actual car, not just one like it. One was a "Chevy Runs Deep" ad where the son found his dad's first new car, a 1965 Chevy Impala SS. The other similar story on here was where a found his dad's 71' Mustang fastback.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          I stand corrected. Luckily for AB, not many caught this, or cared. That's weird that they'd repost a story on here.
          Brodz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          They did. Over three months ago, and I was the last person to comment on it. http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/10/parents-get-their-first-car-all-over-again/ Why do they not search their own site before posting? It took me less than ten seconds to find it.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      mrrossin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bravo, My late parents drove this car from NYC to Miami on their honeymoon;. Before the interstate on route 1. Dad had been in the army 2 years before WW2 through VJ day on every island in the Pacific. We have long lost movies of that car. It was a big deal back then.The car belonged to my grandfather.
      Farmboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I could, I'd find my dad's 79 Trans Am for him. It was such an amazing car. Long story is that his dad helped make the down payment on our house and took the Trans Am as compensation. He never asked that from either of my dad's siblings. He also sold my parents' 78 Bronco without consent and sold the Trans Am a few years ago to a guy who apparently lets it sit. I wish I had the money. I still have memories of riding in it and that Bronco when I was a toddler. That car was the one that got me into being an auto enthusiast to this day. I loved that car. That, the Bronco, and the 81 Ranger my dad had built up into a custom truck were the coolest vehicles around the area. Everybody loved them, and they were at least 10-15 years old at the time too. Plus it'd be nice to finally connect to my dad, who divorced my mom this past year. And finally started understanding him a whole lot better.
      RichardB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow!!!!
      frostillicus80
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great story, and a beautiful car. Obviously, it came from a son who loves his Dad very much. Thanks for sharing, Autoblog.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Quite a touching story.
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